Defending champion Fabio Quartararo delivered a dominant display at the Sachsenring this weekend, storming to a commanding victory, and Yamaha’s first at the German venue since Valentino Rossi’s victory in 2009.
Launching from the middle of the front row, the Frenchman immediately took the lead, as he looked to take control of the race early on. Overcoming the attack from Francesco Bagnaia on lap two, the #20 picked up the pace, forcing his chasing rival into a crash on lap four, handing the Yamaha rider a one-second advantage.
Continuing to open the gap over compatriot Johann Zarco to over two seconds, the rider from Nice didn’t roll off. Stamping his authority on proceedings as he extended his lead to five seconds in the second half of the race, the 2021 champion eventually crossed the line to secure his third win of the season.
Team-mate Franco Morbidelli endured a tough German weekend. The Roman started the Grand Prix in 20th position and had worked his way towards the points in the opening half of the race. Keeping a cool head in what was a race of attrition, the factory Yamaha rider passed Andrea Dovizioso for 13th place, where he ultimately finished the 30-lap race.
WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team’s Andrea Dovizioso enjoyed a stronger Grand Prix at the Sachsenring. The former MotoGP race winner secured two further points for his championship quest after making progress in Sunday afternoon's encounter. Starting from 19th, the experienced Italian played the long game, picking off his opponents to eventually finish in 14th position.
Darryn Binder’s strong run of form came to an end this weekend as he crashed out of the Grand Prix on lap five.
25 World Championship points sees Quartararo extend his championship lead over Aleix Espargaro to 34 points, while Franco Morbidelli lies 19th with a 25 points total. WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team duo Darryn Binder and Andrea Dovizioso sit in 21st and 22nd places respectively, with 10 points apiece.
The MotoGP paddock heads to The Netherlands this week, as round 11 of the FIM MotoGP World Championship takes place in Assen from the 24th-26th June.
MotoGP Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Results:
1. Fabio Quartararo – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
2. Johann Zarco – Prima Pramac Racing +4.939
3. Jack Miller – Ducati Lenovo Team +8.372
4. Aleix Espargaro – Aprilia Racing +9.113
5. Luca Marini – Mooney VR46 Racing Team +11.679
6. Jorge Martin – Prima Pramac Racing +13.164
7. Brad Binder – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +15.405
8. Fabio Di Giannantonio – Gresini Racing MotoGP +15.851
9. Miguel Oliveira – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +19.740
10. Enea Bastianini – Gresini Racing MotoGP +21.611
11. Marco Bezzecchi – Mooney VR46 Racing Team +23.175
12. Raul Fernandez – Tech3 KTM Factory Racing +26.548
13. Franco Morbidelli – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP +29.014
14. Andrea Dovizioso - WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team +30.680
15. Remy Gardner – Tech3 KTM Factory Racing +30.812
16. Stefan Bradl – Repsol Honda Team +52.040
NC. Pol Espargaro – Repsol Honda Team 8 laps
NC. Maverick Viñales – Aprilia Racing 11 laps
NC. Alex Marquez – LCR Honda CASTROL 24 laps
NC. Takaaki Nakagami – LCR Honda IDEMITSU 24 laps
NC. Darryn Binder – WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team 25 laps
NC. Joan Mir – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 27 laps
NC. Francesco Bagnaia – Ducati Lenovo Team 27 laps
MotoGP 2022 World Championship Standings:
1. Fabio Quartararo – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 172 points
2. Aleix Espargaro – Aprilia Racing 138 points
3. Johann Zarco – Prima Pramac Racing 111 points
4. Enea Bastianini – Gresini Racing MotoGP 100 points
5. Brad Binder – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 82 points
6. Francesco Bagnaia – Ducati Lenovo Team 81 points
7. Jack Miller – Ducati Lenovo Team 81 points
8. Alex Rins – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 69 points
9. Joan Mir – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 69 points
10. Miguel Oliveira – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 64 points
11. Jorge Martin – Prima Pramac Racing 61 points
12. Marc Marquez – Repsol Honda Team 60 points
13. Luca Marini – Mooney VR46 Racing Team 52 points
14. Maverick Viñales – Aprilia Racing 46 points
15. Pol Espargaro – Repsol Honda Team 40 points
16. Takaaki Nakagami – LCR Honda IDEMITSU 38 points
17. Marco Bezzecchi – Mooney VR46 Racing Team 35 points
18. Alex Marquez – LCR Honda CASTROL 26 points
19. Franco Morbidelli – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 25 points
20. Fabio Di Giannantonio – Gresini Racing MotoGP 16 points
21. Darryn Binder – WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team 10 points
22. Andrea Dovizioso – WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team 10 points
23. Remy Gardner – Tech3 KTM Factory Racing 9 points
24. Raul Fernandez – Tech3 KTM Factory Racing 5 points
25. Michele Pirro – Aruba.it Racing 0 points
26. Stefan Bradl – Repsol Honda Team 0 points
27. Lorenzo Savadori – Aprilia Racing 0 points